European Qualifier | CEVO/MLG Finals

Last weekend’s Asian Offline Qualifier produced our first two Challengers for ESL One Cologne. Congratulations to Renegades, and Team Immunity!

Who’s next? Four more Challengers will emerge from the ESL One European LAN Qualifier, so tune in Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 CEST (UTC+2) and root for your favorite teams. For schedule, brackets and more details on the ESL One Cologne European LAN Qualifier, click here.

Meanwhile, the best teams in North America are set to battle top European squads at the CEVO / MLG CS:GO Season 7 Pro League Finals! The group stage begins today at 23:00 CEST, with the deciding group matches on Saturday and playoffs on Sunday, both starting at 16:00 CEST.

For more details on the CEVO / MLG CS:GO Season 7 Pro League Finals, visit the viewers guide.

ESL One Cologne Asia Qualifier

We’re just a month away from ESL One Cologne 2015, and while the Legends are ready, the Challengers have yet to emerge.

That all changes this weekend, as eight teams are set to clash at the offline qualifier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They’ll be fighting for two slots at ESL One Cologne, as well as bragging rights for their entire region.

Watch the event live starting at 11:00 SGT (UTC +8) on Saturday and Sunday.

For information about schedules, brackets, and more, visit the Cologne 2015 Offline Qualifier page at

Merchandise Workshop

Starting today, artists in the CS:GO community can turn their concepts and designs into real physical items that are produced and sold at the Valve Store,, and various other brick and mortar retailers.

Contributors, head over to the Merchandise Workshop FAQ for information on how to submit your unique designs.

For everyone else, make your voice heard by visiting the Merchandise Workshop and voting for your favorite submissions. Once your votes are in, we’ll curate some of the top-rated entries and help bring the best items into production.

Looking for some CS:GO merchandise right now? We’ve just added a bunch of new CS:GO items to the Valve Store. There’s something for every occasion, so check it out and see what catches your eye!

ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals

The top teams from Europe and North America are set to clash as the ESL ESEA Pro League reaches the end of its very first season.

The event kicks off Thursday July 2nd, with the first group stage match at 12:00 CEST, and culminates with the finals on July 5th. Attend the event live, or tune in to the stream for coverage of the matches and more. Visit the ESL ESEA Pro League website for schedule, streams, and ticket information.

ESL One Cologne 2015 Qualifier News

Offline regional qualifiers for ESL One Cologne 2015 are still a few weeks away, but we’ll start narrowing down the list of potential Challengers this weekend.

Open qualifiers will take place June 27th and 28th, determining four slots for the North American and European offline regional qualifiers.

Which teams will manage to battle their way to Cologne? Stay tuned to find out!

Overwatch Out of Beta

Since the launch of Operation Bloodhound, CS:GO players have been busy upgrading their Profile Ranks. What have you been fighting for? Find out below, along with adjustments to Overwatch, matchmaking, and commendations.

Service Medal

You’ve made it this far, but there’s still a long way to go.

When you become a Global General (that’s Rank 40), you’ll be given the opportunity to reset your Profile Rank. In return, you’ll receive the 2015 Service Medal, an inspectable display item that will be visible wherever your avatar is shown.


Are you experienced? Starting today, players will need a specific Profile Rank before they will have access to Competitive Matchmaking. Right now, Competitive Matchmaking will become available when you reach Private Rank 3. We’ll continue to evaluate this restriction over time.

Overwatch Out Of Beta

Serving the CS:GO Community just got a bit more rewarding. Overwatch Investigators now have an opportunity to gain an XP reward by submitting a sufficient number of accurate verdicts while participating in Overwatch.

When you have a reward available, you’ll be notified in the Main Menu. Collect your reward by completing matches and earning XP in any official game mode.

Also, if one or more players you reported for cheating receives a ban, you will receive a notification.

Commendable Performance

Are you a natural leader? A great teacher? Just an all-around friendly player? In the scoreboard, you’ll find out who on your team has received the most commendations for each of those categories.